cupsys-driver-gimpprint-data package unavailable for Dapper?

Dave M G martin at
Thu Apr 13 03:33:02 UTC 2006

Ubuntu Users,

In hopes of getting a fresh start, I completely removed CUPS and all 
printer related drivers and then re-installed them. The problem remains 
the same, but some of the error output has changed.

To recap, I have a Canon Pixus iP3100, and Ubuntu Linux, Dapper Drake 
6.04. This printer used to be attached to an older computer with Ubuntu 
Breezy Badger 5.10, and worked flawlessly when printing from CUPS. 
However, after upgrading the computer, and following the same 
installation procedure, the printer no longer works.

After re-installing CUPS, as I did before, I followed these installation 

The main difference is that I have the Japanese model of the printer, so 
the drivers referenced in the article as being available from Canon's 
Japanese site actually match my printer exactly.

I installed the printer using the CUPS interface. I used the custom PPD 
file created following the instructions of the site. The printer was 
connected to my USB port and turned on when I installed it.

When I click to print a test page, the printer does not respond in any way.

In the CUPS interface, the status changes to "stopped". The "State" of 
the print job remains "pending" indefinitely. If I try to cancel the 
job, it returns the error:

I can, however, press "Cancel all jobs", then all jobs will be purged, 
and I can restart the printer. However, despite the printer status being 
started, any attempt to print will recreate the conditions outlined above.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have included some output from 
the various commands that I have come across below. If there is anything 
else I can do to diagnose or solve this problem, please let me know.

dpkg-reconfigure cupsys
(I did this and went with the default options)

dave at homebase:~$ tail /var/log/cups/error_log
E [13/Apr/2006:01:04:29 +0900] [Job 2] Unable to open USB port device 
file: No such file or directory
E [13/Apr/2006:01:04:29 +0900] PID 29720 stopped with status 1!
E [13/Apr/2006:01:04:36 +0900] Purge-Jobs: Unauthorized
E [13/Apr/2006:01:04:39 +0900] Resume-Printer: Unauthorized

dave at homebase:~$ lpadmin -p Canon -v /dev/usblp0
lpadmin: File device URIs have been disabled! To enable, see the 
FileDevice directive in "/etc/cups/cupsd.conf".
(I attempted to insert a FileDevice directive in cupsd.conf prior to 
re-installing CUPS. Other than removing this error, it had no effect on 
the printer)

dave at homebase:~$ more /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
#   Sample configuration file for the Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS)
#   scheduler.  See "man cupsd.conf" for a complete description of this
#   file.

# Log general information in error_log - change "info" to "debug" for
# troubleshooting...
LogLevel warning

# Administrator user group...
SystemGroup lpadmin
RunAsUser Yes

# Only listen for connections from the local machine.
# Listen localhost:631
# Listen /var/run/cups/cups.sock

# Show shared printers on the local network.
# Browsing On
BrowseOrder allow,deny
BrowseAllow @LOCAL

# Default authentication type, when authentication is required...
DefaultAuthType Basic

# Restrict access to the server...
<Location />
 Order allow,deny
 Allow localhost

# Restrict access to the admin pages...
<Location /admin>
 Order allow,deny
 Allow localhost

# Restrict access to configuration files...
<Location /admin/conf>
 AuthType Basic
 Require user @SYSTEM
 Order allow,deny
 Allow localhost

# Set the default printer/job policies...
<Policy default>
 # Job-related operations must be done by the owner or an adminstrator...
 <Limit Send-Document Send-URI Hold-Job Release-Job Restart-Job 
Purge-Jobs Set-Job-Attributes Create-Job-Subscription Renew-Subscription 
Cancel-Subscription Get-Notifications Reprocess-Job Cancel-Current-Job 
Suspend-Current-Job Resume-Job
   Require user @OWNER @SYSTEM
   Order deny,allow

 # All administration operations require an adminstrator to authenticate...
 <Limit Pause-Printer Resume-Printer Set-Printer-Attributes 
Enable-Printer Disable-Printer Pause-Printer-After-Current-Job 
Hold-New-Jobs Release-Held-New-Jobs
Deactivate-Printer Activate-Printer Restart-Printer Shutdown-Printer 
Startup-Printer Promote-Job Schedule-Job-After CUPS-Add-Printer 
CUPS-Delete-Printer CUPS-Add-Class CUPS-Delete-Class CUPS-Accept-Jobs 
CUPS-Reject-Jobs CUPS-Set-Default>
   AuthType Basic
   Require user @SYSTEM
   Order deny,allow

 # Only the owner or an administrator can cancel or authenticate a job...
 <Limit Cancel-Job CUPS-Authenticate-Job>
   Require user @OWNER @SYSTEM
   Order deny,allow

 <Limit All>
   Order deny,allow

# Include files in /etc/cups/conf.d
Include /etc/cups/cups.d/ports.conf
Include /etc/cups/cups.d/browse.conf


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